According to a recent study, Baltimore took the number one spot for cities with bed bugs. The study was conducted by Orkin, with the list being based on data in which Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments. Being optimistic, I want to believe Baltimore folks are simply more proactive the second they see something crawling in their sheets. Yes, I’m trying to give Baltimore some credit here, having bed bugs is like having the plague. People find out you have bed bugs, you might as well sew a Scarlet letter on your shirt.
This is the first time Baltimore has made the top 5, moving up 9 spots since last year. Really impressive.
- Baltimore (+9)
- Washington, D.C. (+1)
- Chicago (-2)
- New York
- Columbus, Ohio
- Los Angeles (-4)
- Philadelphia (-3)
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose (+4)
I included some photos of a Baltimore City row home. For no particular reason.